Upstairs loungeOpen kitchen/dining/entertaining area
Private Converted Two-Story Firehouse
Private Converted Two-Story Firehouse
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Featured on HGTV, this 3,600 square foot two-story residence, located in the heart of a quintessential New England small village, was once the town's old volunteer firehouse converted into an open concept home. The home is a virtual museum of owner Dana Dakin's lifelong penchant for travel, books and art. Perfect for both celebrations or quiet private getaways. The firehouse can easily house families, groups and couples. Close to everything and yet gives a sense of privacy.

The space

Living space upstairs and down with wood stoves and full baths on each floor. Open kitchen and dining room. Private bedroom suite on first floor. One queen bed upstairs in private room, other queen bed in separate alcove. Also available is pull out couch that sleeps two. Warm, welcoming and comfortable. Suitable for couples, family, or group of up to eight people.

The perfect space for events such as weddings, dinners, parties and celebrations. Event fees are additional - feel free to inquire with the host.

Guest access

Guests will have access to all areas of the house.
Access to laundry on first floor. Off-street parking in driveway and garage.

Interaction with guests

Owner may be present during certain stays. This will be indicated upon inquiry.

Other things to note

Wilmot Flat is at the heart of one of New Hampshire's most beautiful locations - less than two miles from Mt. Kearsarge, close to skiing at Mt. Sunapee, boating at Lake Sunapee, and just a stone's throw from the Lakes Region. Quiet and charming, yet with convenient access to the capital city of Concord as well as the Upper Valley/Dartmouth College area.


Extra people $65 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $143 NZD
Security Deposit $861 NZD
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price $430 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

No smoking or pets.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Linh User Profile
September 2017
Great place, strongly recommended A++++

David User Profile
August 2017
This is a beautifully refashioned firehouse---terrific open space on the first floor around very modern and well equipped kitchen. The kind of place that begs for family gatherings, small talk and laughter around the dining table and quiet conversation in any one of the smaller sitting areas, first or second floor. Very eclectically and interestingly decorated---every nook, corner or angle offers something surprising and interesting. Spacious and warm, all at the same time. The outdoors is beautifully landscaped with a long porch with grill off the kitchen and a spacious side lawn in the center of which is a beautiful garden and fire pit. Very comfortable for sitting under the night sky and stars around a fire with intimate company.

Kyle User Profile
July 2017
What a great location and a beautiful area in general. Beautiful home we will be returning!

Eleanor User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful place! Nice, open floor plan, plenty of beds, and beautifully decorated. Felt just like being a guest in a friend's home. Had plenty of everything we needed. We kept saying that we wished we had more time to just hang out in the house. House is conveniently located to lots of great things to do. Dana was great to work with -- very easy check-in/out process. Highly recommend!
Dana User ProfileDana is a superhost.
Response from Dana:
Thank you Eleanor -- really appreciate your accolades, especially that it felt like being a guest in a friend's home -- hope you come back some day -- Dana
June 2017

Suzanne User Profile
May 2017
This is a gorgeous and comfortable home. Perfect for family gatherings. There are so many different,interesting sitting areas, and game tables available, everyone seems to just fall into their own space. I would return in heartbeat!

Keyte User Profile
May 2017
Great stay. Good host. Very kind. Reachable.

Keyte User Profile
April 2017
Lovely home, enjoyed it with a couple of friends and Dana left everything there for us and helped us get through the process. Great stay I recommend it !

Wilmot, New Hampshire, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Dana User ProfileDana is a superhost.

Dana Dakin founded WomensTrust after a 35-year career in the financial services industry. With experience at the New York Stock Exchange and in pension consulting with Callan Associates, she pioneered the first creative agency in 1976 to focus on marketing for institutional investment firms. Dakin Partners became associated with some of the great launches in the money management business, and went on to
co-produce the eight-part PBS series, “Beyond Wall Street: The Art of Investing.”

In 2003, to celebrate turning 60, Dakin decided to invest in the
"return" phase of life by helping women and girls in Africa break the
cycle of poverty through education and entrepreneurship. She chose
Ghana and connected to the village of Pokuase, a peri-urban community
on the outskirts of Accra, to pilot and test an entrepreneurial approach to women’s empowerment. The program evolved into WomensTrust, an NGO which integrates microloans for women, education for girls, and healthcare.

With an experienced on-the-ground staff, a Ghanaian executive director and board of directors, WomensTrust has built the infrastructure for adaptation of its community-based model beyond Pokuase.

In 2012, Dakin shifted her focus from program development to outreach and to the second half of the WomensTrust mission: "to inspire others to do the same elsewhere."

Dakin's early years were spent in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from Scripps College in 1964 with a senior honors thesis on Pan-Africanism. Her board experience includes nine years as a Scripps College trustee and a term with the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire before founding WomensTrust. Dakin was named a 2008 Purpose Prize Fellow, and in 2010 received the Isabel Benham Award from the Women’s Bond Club of New York. She currently resides in Wilmot Flat, New Hampshire.

To learn more about Dana Dakin, please visit go to or email

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Response time: within a few hours

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